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Cargo's change in destination mid-journey reflects paradigm shift in shale gas industry

The US stands to become the world's third-largest exporter by 2020, when it's expected to ship about 8.3 billion cubic feet a day of capacity, or 14 per cent of the world's share.

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A cargo of chilled natural gas hauled from Louisiana in late December has become a symbol of how global trade is changing for a fuel increasingly seen as a cheap, cleaner-burning option for countries from Latin America to China and India.

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